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clairebull92clairebull92 Posts: 8
edited April 2021 in Plants
A couple years ago I found some baby roses growing in my lawn I dug them up and grew on. I have 3 in total all very leggy. I used to have a climber rose near to where I found these. Could they be from this plant.
Just want to know if they are a climber variety how I could tell. 


  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,341
    ..I suspect they are suckers..

    ...stating the obvious, but we would need to see a photo to be sure..
  • here are a couple pictures they were dug up about a metre were the climber I had was. 
    I want to get them in groung but unsure wat they are going to be. 
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,341
    edited April 2021
    I'm sorry to tell you but they are all rootstock suckers you have potted up there... they have little value unless you have a wildish garden area, like a hedgerow...   they grow huge and unruly....  up to you whether you keep them or not.. 

    ..thanks for the pictures though...
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,341
    edited April 2021
    I will add though, that as you have gone to the trouble of potting them up, if you want to plant them, and you are not too fussy about gardening in general, then they will produce small white flowers this June/July, for about 3 weeks only,  followed by bright red hips in the autumn [if you don't prune them off]... the bushes will grow very tall, lanky and floppy if not pruned after flowering..  if you keep them and don't prune, then expect somewhere in the region of 8 or 10 feet shrubs by as much across..
  • Oh OK that's rubbish really hoped they would be the same as the old climber which had beautiful flowers. I'm quite new to gardening.
    Thank you for your help though. maybe I will take a trip to garden centre to get a nice climber one. 
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,341
    ..that's a good idea...  best wishes for now.. 
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